Two Port Authority bus routes will detour for approximately six months starting Monday, March 4 due to the closure of the S. Highland Avenue Bridge in Shadyside.
The 71B Highland Park and 75 Ellsworth will detour beginning at approximately 9 a.m. that day. Detours will continue around-the-clock as the bridge is demolished, removed and replaced by a new structure. Buses are expected to resume regular routing around September 10, 2013. During the detour, the 71B will use Shady Avenue instead of S. Highland Avenue through Shadyside, and 75 will detour off Ellsworth between East Liberty Busway Station and College Avenue.
Although the S. Highland Avenue Bridge spans the East Busway, busway service will not be immediately impacted. It is expected that several weekend closures of the busway will occur later this year as the bridge project progresses. Details on those closures will be announced separately as they occur.
Please note: As of March 1, the detour has been slightly changed from its original routing. Use the link below to view the updated details.
View complete details on 71B and 75 detours, including bus stop changes.
For more information, dial Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.